Fish Tacos with Mango Pico de Gallo

Local Ocean’s Classic
Fish Tacos with Mango Pico de Gallo

TIME: 20 minutes

SERVING SIZE: 2 tacos per person

IN THE BOX
Rockfish
Cajun Spices
Mango Pico de Gallo
Salsa Verde
Cotija Cheese
Flour Tortillas
Radish
Lime

FROM YOUR PANTRY
2-3 tbsp olive oil for cooking
Cilantro (optional)
Flour & oil for frying (optional)

STEPS
1. Season the fish with the Cajun spices and salt (the Cajun seasoning does not have salt).

2. Cut the lime into quarters and the radish into thin slices.

3. Cook the fish: at the restaurant, we fry the fish. You can cook it in a pan or fry it.

- To pan-sear: Heat a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Heat 2 tbsp oil until shimmering but not smoking. Add the fish to the pan and cook for 4 minutes undisturbed. You want to crisp up and brown each side a little. Flip the fish over and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from the pan to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

- To fry: Coat the fish well in flour seasoned with salt, shaking excess flour off.

- Deep fryer: Heat frying oil to 375 degrees F, then fry in batches until crispy and cooked through; about 4 minutes.

- Air fryer: Heat your air fryer to 350 degrees F. Place the fish in the basket and cook for 6 minutes. Flip the fish and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until fish is cooked through and becomes crispy.

4. Heat the tortillas by toasting with a little oil in a nonstick pan or electric skillet. Alternatively, you can microwave them between layers of paper towels for 45 seconds.

5. Assemble the tacos: on each tortilla, drizzle ½ tbsp salsa verde down the center. Place a heaping spoonful of fish in the center. Top with mango pico de gallo and cotija cheese. Finish with more salsa verde and cilantro, if desired. Serve with quartered limes and radishes.

ABOUT THIS RECIPE
Regulars of Local Ocean restaurant know that our fish tacos usually live on our specials menu, changing often to incorporate each season’s fresh fish and flavors.  This is our favorite version.

Updated July 8th, 2021

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